Sunderland Sunday League: Donkins up and running with welcome first victory

RCA Grangetown Florists (blue) battle Ryhope Foresters last week. Picture by Kevin Brady
RCA Grangetown Florists (blue) battle Ryhope Foresters last week. Picture by Kevin Brady

AFC Donkins secured their first win in Division Two, pipping Pennywell Comrades 3-2.

Eddy Wood, Jake Pattison and star man Warren Cassap ensured three valuable points, while Comrades kept close with strikes from Josh Dick and Bradford.

Willow Pond moved into joint second after a 4-2 win at Board Inn.

Trotter and Henderson hit their usual goals for Board, but Defty, Redpath, Brown and Grant Carr overturned the deficit to clinch a comfortable success.

Things are going from bad to worse for Hendon Athletic, who crashed 6-2 to Victory Club.

Dean Machin gave Hendon the lead, but Cooke’s flukey overhit cross flew in to level it up.

Smiles finished a good counter-attack as Victory went 2-1 up, but Micky Connor equalised with a cheeky overhead kick.

Hendon were getting back into it, but Hunter’s penalty, after Timm’s handball, gave Victory the impetus, with Harrison, Stores and Addison saw them home.

Grange Park hammered Cherry Tree 8-1 as Conlin and Fisk both scored hat-tricks. Nathan Groom added a brace, with Longstaff replying.

Myers saw off AFC Wearside 7-4, courtesy of Michael Smith (2), Niall Palmer (2), Steven Thompson, David Whittle and Marc Goodwin.

Dan Brown, Andrew Donnelly and Mathew Brotherston notched for AFC.

Southwick earned bragging rights as top boys in the Premier Division with an emphatic 5-0 over title hopefuls Victoria Gardens.

James Fairley popped up with a fine goal to cap his man-of-the-match display.

Anth Ross was excellent, smashing home a hat-trick and Aaron Croft scored the goal of the game, as his piece of outrageous skill tormented his marker and he fired high into the net.

Mark Robinson led the line well for RCA Grangetown Florists and his man-of-the-match performance inspired a hard-fought 3-1 derby win over Ryhope Foresters.

Andy Place hit another 2 to put the game to bed, while Kieran Davies replied.

SR Dons recorded another comfortable win, 8-1 at Ashbrooke Sports Club.

Braces from Hall, Laws and Watson had Dons cruising at the break. Hope-Hindmarsh replied for Ashbrooke before Andy Brown and Nath O’Neill finished the scoring.

TC Plastics’ winning streak continued as they beat champions Hylton Castle TWR 4-1.

Thompson, Anderson, Farquar and Michael Young had the game won before Liam Wooton scored on his TWR return. Liam Lay was outstanding for the Plasticmen.

Farringdon Detached and The Lansdowne served up an entertaining 1-1 draw.

Chris Rowntree shone for Lansdowne and Tyson had them in front, but Detached played well and earned a point when Stephen Moody scored with a beauty.

The Park enjoyed an easy run-out in the Durham County Sunday Cup, as their youthful side ran rings around South Shields Derby in a 5-1 victory.

Lewis Fairley and Micky Pattison hit doubles, but Danny Pattison hit the best goal, a rasping strike from just inside his own half to embarrass the keeper.